Friday, September 21, 2018

Waxie Purchases Sac-Val Janitorial

Waxie Purchases Sac-Val JanitorialWaxie Sanitary Supply has acquired Sac-Val Janitorial Sales and Service, Inc. Waxie’s purchase of the West Sacramento, CA-based distributor expands the company’s geographical footprint... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/waxie-purchases-sac-val-janitorial/
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EnvirOx President Wins Vistage Impact Award

Diana Stewart, president of Envirox, LLC, has been named the recipient of Vistage’s 2018 Impact Award. The CEO and business leader peer-advisory organization’s annual award honors... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/envirox-president-wins-vistage-impact-award/
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Clorox Details Quarterly Dividend Payout

The Clorox Co., parent company of Clorox Professional Products Co., has announced a quarterly dividend of US$0.96 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend―$3.84 annualized... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/clorox-details-quarterly-dividend-payout_5/
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NaturZone announces promotions

PHOTO: NATURZONE PEST CONTROL

From left are Andrew Longfellow, Sean Cleary, Terrance Murray, Aly Herbst and Matt Paterno. PHOTO: NATURZONE PEST CONTROL

Thanks to tremendous growth throughout the west coast of Florida, Sarasota-based NaturZone Pest Control has promoted five employees to new management roles.

  • Andrew Longfellow has been named general manager. He is responsible for all of NaturZone’s day-to-day operations, as well as overseeing the sales, administration and service departments. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of South Florida and a master’s of business administration degree from The University of Tampa. He has been a manager in training for the last four years, working in all aspects of the business.
  • As operations manager, Sean Cleary is responsible for the NaturZone service department and client retention. All NaturZone service managers will report to him. Cleary holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Warner University. He has worked for NaturZone for the last six years, starting as a technician and for the last three years as a service manager.
  • Service Manager Terrance Murray is responsible for the NaturZone southern technician team, succeeding Cleary as service manager. Murray came to NaturZone from Rhode Island with 12 years’ experience as a commercial pest control technician.
  • Administration Manager Aly Herbst is responsible for NaturZone’s administrative functions. A Wisconsin native, Herbst has nearly 10 years’ experience in the pest control industry. Her experience includes the last seven years working as an office/administrative manager.
  • Sales and Marketing Consultant Matt Paterno is responsible for expanding the client base in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota markets. He has a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Ashford University. Prior to joining NaturZone, Paterno was in the U.S. Marine Corp. for more than four years. He has worked for NaturZone for the past five years as a technician, and has been the top sales technician each of those years.


from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/21/naturzone-announces-promotions/
Sacramento CA

Weekly Product Showcase September 21, 2018

Weekly Product Showcase September 21, 2018Stay up to date on the industry's newest products and services from these ISSA members. Awesome Absorption The PIG® Grippy® Absorbent Mat from New Pig Corp. uses a proprietary adhesive... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/weekly-product-showcase-september-21-2018/
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Streamlight: Protac HPL USB Flashlight

PHOTO: STREAMLIGHT

PHOTO: STREAMLIGHT

This newest entry in Streamlight’s Protac series accepts not only multiple battery sources, but is also USB-rechargeable. It can be set to 1,000 lumens/409 yards; 400 lumens/259 yards or 65 lumens/103 yards. The anti-roll head prevents the light from rolling away when you set it down. Featuring a limited lifetime warranty, the 7-inch flashlight weighs just 9.24 ounces and includes a USB cord, removable pocket clip and tear-resistant nylon holster.

Streamlight.com



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/21/streamlight-protac-hpl-usb-flashlight/
Sacramento CA

When your business expands, so should your website

PHOTO: EcoTek Termite and Pest Control

The website above for EcoTek Termite and Pest Control’s Manassas, Va. location is similar to but different from, the website for EcoTek’s headquarters location in North Carolina. PHOTO: EcoTek Termite and Pest Control

There comes a point when owners of successful pest control companies realize they are at a critical juncture: Is it time for a second location, either by opening a branch or selling a franchise? If the answer is yes, they have many decisions to make as a result — not the least of which is expanding their company’s online presence.

Expanding by branch

For those who want to expand as a single entity, you’ll want to set up local pages categorized according to the new states or markets you’re adding. You can accomplish this by simply having a parent page that identifies the new area with subpages that are part of the new geographic group. For purposes of illustration, let’s say the fictitious Houston, Texas-based XYZ Pest Control has expanded to the Dallas and Fort Worth markets. While these URLs are imaginary, they should give you an idea of how subpages and parent pages work:

XYZPestControl.com/texas is the parent page with overviews and links to local service pages.

XYZPestControl.com/texas/dallas-pest-control is the Dallas-centric local page with product and service information.

XYZPestControl.com/texas/fort-worth-pest-control is the Fort Worth-centric local page with product and service information.

The primary benefit of this type of structure is that most backlinks will point to the main page of the website/domain. The flow of the link equity can filter down to the location pages, and thus provide their own page authority.

Expanding by franchise

Franchises are a little different. In this case, you should decide whether you want to provide the subpage for an entire state, which is not recommended, or individual market areas defined by either county or metropolitan area. Keeping with our ever-expanding XYZ Pest Control example, we’ll go with the county. But instead of using folders when you’re expanding your own territories, you’ll use what is known as a subdomain. It will be a rewritten version of your main site, but will list the county as the subdomain, and a path to the local service pages for locations within the franchised area:

TarrantCounty.XYZPestControl.com/service-areas is the parent page, with overviews and links to local service pages within Tarrant County, Texas.

TarrantCounty.XYZPestControl.com/service-areas/dallas-pest-control is the local page with Dallas-centric product and service information.

TarrantCounty.XYZPestControl.com/service-areas/fort-worth-pest-control is the local page with Fort Worth-centric product and service information.

The benefit of using a subdomain as opposed to selling franchisees new domains that simply include the brand name (a la XYZPestControlFortWorth.com) is that a subdomain can actually still benefit as an established domain without starting from scratch. There is no need to endure a long wait for it to build its own level of trust and authority with search engines.



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/21/when-your-business-expands-so-should-your-website/
Sacramento CA

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Forbes Features ISSA Executive Director

Forbes Features ISSA Executive DirectorHow can you help your business not only survive, but thrive? Focus on diversifying the sources of your revenue, according to ISSA Executive Director John Barrett, who was one of several association... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/forbes-features-issa-executive-director/
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E. Coli Risk Prompts Ground Beef Recall

Cargill Meat Solutions has issued a recall for 132,606 pounds of pre-packaged ground beef due to the risk of E. coli. Cargill issued the recall after an investigation by the U.S. Department of... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/e-coli-risk-prompts-ground-beef-recall/
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Finalists Announced for European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

The shortlist of finalists for the 2018 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards has been released. Founded by European Cleaning Journal, the third-annual awards program honors manufacturers,... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/finalists-announced-for-european-cleaning--hygiene-awards/
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Veritiv Teams With Amazon

Veritiv Corp. has joined Amazon.com, Inc.’s Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). As a member of APASS, Veritiv will be authorized to provide merchants and manufactures with... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/veritiv-teams-with-amazon/
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West Virginia association becomes WVPMA

PHOTO: WVPMA

PHOTO: WVPMA

Chris Alford, president of the Board of Directors and owner of St. Albans, W. Va.-based Alford Home Solutions, announced Sept. 18 the re-rebranding of the Pest Control Operators Association of West Virginia. It will now be called the West Virginia Pest Management Association (WVPMA). Alford and fellow board members unveiled a newly designed logo emblazoned in signature West Virginia blue and gold as they kicked off the general membership meeting at the Annual Fall Conference hosted at Flatwoods Conference Center in Sutton, W. Va.

With the support of the board, Alford announced plans not only to reinvigorate the association, but also to raise the bar on the pest control industry in the state of West Virginia. Alford cited an active membership as being integral to the success of this goal, and mentioned future opportunities for increased member engagement, including the formation of committees for education, scholarship and membership.

The WVPMA, originally founded in 1961 (as PCOA), has a rich history of service. Members receive discounts through WVPMA membership, and additional benefits through the joint partnership with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).

Additionally, Alford updated attendees on the day-to-day management of the association, noting that WVPMA will receive management services through a partnership with NPMA. As a joint state partner, members of WVPMA will be granted access to NPMA’s premier industry leaders, training, business development courses and many other resources.

The post West Virginia association becomes WVPMA appeared first on Pest Management Professional.



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/20/west-virginia-association-becomes-wvpma/
Sacramento CA

ISSA HQ Hosts CMI Train the Trainer Workshop

ISSA HQ Hosts CMI Train the Trainer WorkshopISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) hosted a Train the Trainer workshop earlier this week at the association’s headquarters in Northbrook, IL. More than two dozen cleaning... Read more

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4 main groups of stored product pests to know

Dr. Chris Keefer Headshot

Dr. Chris Keefer, Technical Services Representative, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

To create an effective integrated pest management (IPM) plan for stored product pests (SPP), it’s important to distinguish among the biology, behavior and feeding habits of four main groups: internal feeders, external feeders, scavengers and secondary pests.

⦁ Inspect individual packages of grains and cereals, which can be potential harborages. Dispose of infested material immediately.

⦁ Use pheromone traps, which can help locate and determine the density of the infestation.

⦁ If necessary, use a non-residual aerosol (labeled for use in food storage areas) to flush out flying SPP.



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/20/4-main-groups-of-stored-product-pests-to-know/
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Gloves by Web: Hooded Bee Suit

Bee suit PHOTO: GLOVES BY WEB

PHOTO: GLOVES BY WEB

This professional-grade bee suit features elastic wrist and ankles. It’s made from a lightweight poly-cotton blend for durability and comfort. The hood features an unobstructed view, and the suit has a relaxed fit for easy on and off. Free cowhide leather gloves are included. Sizes include medium through 5XL.

GlovesByWeb.com



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/20/gloves-by-web-hooded-bee-suit/
Sacramento CA

Modern acquires Guaranty Pest

LOGOS IMAGE: THE POTOMAC CO.

IMAGE: THE POTOMAC CO.

Brunswick, Maine-based Modern Pest Services, an Anticimex company, has acquired Guaranty Pest Elimination. The Danielson, Conn.-based firm has been providing both residential and commercial services in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and New York (residential only) since 1989. Terms were not disclosed.

“Guaranty is an important milestone in our growth,” says Modern President Scott Stevenson. “This is our third acquisition in Connecticut in 2018, which helps to further our reach and service area in an important growth market. Guaranty was an excellent fit for Modern, both in geographic territory and a culture that focuses on best-in-class client service. We are thrilled about this latest addition to the Modern family.”

Guaranty operations will be shared between Modern’s New Haven and Boston area branches.

Paul Giannamore and Ericka Andes of The Potomac Co. acted as exclusive financial advisors to Guaranty Pest Elimination.

Modern Pest Services has been protecting New England’s health and property since 1945. Modern’s more than 180 team members provide pest control solutions to more than 26,000 homes and businesses in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Vermont.

Founded in 1934 and based in Sweden, Modern’s parent company, Anticimex, operates in 16 countries and has more than 5,000 employees worldwide. In the United States, Anticimex operates through its five platform companies: Modern Pest Services, Brunswick, Maine; American Pest Management, Fulton, Md., Viking Pest Control, Bridgewater, N.J.; Turner Pest Control, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Killingsworth Environmental, Charlotte, N.C.



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/19/modern-acquires-guaranty-pest/
Sacramento CA

IN MEMORIAM: Charles Clark

Charles Clark PHOTO: CLARK PEST CONTROL

PHOTO: CLARK PEST CONTROL

Charles Clark, founder of Clark Pest Control, passed away peacefully Sept. 15 at home in Lodi, Calif., surrounded by his family. He was 91.

Clark, a World War II Navy veteran, launched his pest control firm in 1950 in Stockton, Calif., the town where he was born. Beginning with one truck, he grew his business into the largest privately held pest management firm west of the Mississippi, with 23 service centers spread across California and northwest Nevada, employing more than 1,000 people.

Clark aided the establishment of key regulatory groups and associations in California. He was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve two terms as a member of the Structural Pest Control Board, in 1979 and 1982. He recently received the Harvey Logan Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC). He was active in his company until earlier this year.

In a statement, Clark Pest Control notes that “one of his proudest accomplishments was the many jobs he created, which made it possible for so many people to support not only themselves but their families.

“His vision was straightforward: Make sure that customers get exceptional service, and insist on the highest professional standards from employees. Mr. Clark was a humble man, a generous philanthropist, and he had a lifetime enthusiasm for learning new things. He was a resolute San Francisco Giants fan, an avid outdoorsman, and in later years he partnered with a couple of friends in a winemaking venture. His longevity can be attributed in part to his dedication to walking every day. And, above everything else, he was a devoted family man.”

Clark leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Shirlene; four sons, Charles III “Trey” (Kathleen), Jeffrey, Joseph (Darlene), and Terrence (Toni); and six grandchildren, Franklin, Matt, Kelli, Harper, Charlie Grace, and Katie Rose. In lieu of flowers, the Clark family asks that friends donate to the charity of their choice in his name, or one that was very important to him, United Cerebal Palsy.



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/19/in-memoriam-charles-clark/
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Arizona Pest earns local accolades

LOGO: ARIZONA PEST CONTROL

LOGO: ARIZONA PEST CONTROL

Tucson, Ariz.-based Arizona Pest Control has been named “Best Pest Control Company in Tucson” for 2018 in the Arizona Daily Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards. This annual award is a voluntary poll of Arizona Daily Star readers. Winners were determined by the highest number of votes in each of 340 categories. More than 375,000 votes were cast for all categories.

Arizona Pest Control has been serving Tucson and Southern Arizona since 1947.

“We are extremely humbled to have won this award from the Arizona Daily Star,” notes Owner Bruce Tennenbaum. “It proves that our dedication to great customer service is being noticed by the people of Tucson. We plan to work harder next year so we can repeat in 2019.”



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/19/arizona-pest-earns-local-accolades/
Sacramento CA

Caption This: Time to watch football

Illustration: Leo Michael

Illustration: Leo Michael

You know you have a funny quip for this Leo Michael panel. Why not share it with the industry? Send us an email with your idea to pmpeditor@northcoastmedia.net by Oct. 1, 2018. We’ll print our favorite in the November issue.

If we pick your entry, you’ll win a $50 VISA gift card. Some restrictions may apply.

*Entries must be emailed to the address above. Website and social media comments and/or replies will not be considered.



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/19/caption-this-time-to-watch-football/
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BioQuip Products: InsectaVac Aspirator

InsectaVac PHOTO: BIOQUIP

PHOTO: BIOQUIP

The InsectaVac Aspirator (2809B) offers a high-powered, lightweight alternative for collecting insects and small arthropods. The design concept was provided by Ken “The Bug Man” Harmon from St. Cloud, Fla. The aspirator uses the same collection and pickup tube system as BioQuip’s other 2809 series aspirators, with an improved ergonomic powerbase. The drive unit has a permanent on-board lithium ion battery and is charged with a Micro USB cable, which is supplied with the unit. It can be plugged into a computer, phone charging block, or any other USB charging device. (A USB charging block is not included.) The motor takes a few seconds to get up to full speed after being turned on. Three collection vials and two pickup tubes — one angled and one straight — are also included. Additional collection vials, 2809V, are available separately. The InsectaVac is also available without the onboard lithium ion battery in a corded model (2809BC), which has a 64-inch USB power cord.

BioQuip.com



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/19/bioquip-products-insectavac-aspirator/
Sacramento CA

Truly Nolen creates new position

Valerie Ryan PHOTO: TRULY NOLEN

PHOTO: TRULY NOLEN

Truly Nolen Pest Control has promoted Valerie Ryan to the newly created position of West Centralized Administration Center manager. Her office will be based out of the corporate headquarters in Tucson, Ariz.

Ryan, who has been with Truly Nolen for more than six years, was previously a branch administrator in Sun City, Ariz., and more recently in Phoenix, Ariz., where she also served as the administrator district trainer. Prior to joining the company, Ryan worked customer service for a window coverings company for the state of Indiana in its government benefits division. She has attended Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University for business management and psychology, and is continuing to pursue her degree.

Some of Ryan’s new responsibilities will include assisting the start-up of centralized administration services for the company’s western U.S. districts, as well as managing the addition of data entry and collections functions to this center.

“I am most excited to grow as a person and help develop other team members into becoming the best they can be, while assisting our service offices in providing the best unsurpassed quality customer service possible,” says Ryan.

“Valerie brings enthusiasm, discipline and diligence to lead the start-up of this new center,” says Matt Wild, director of Truly Nolen’s Finance & Business Strategies. “The establishment of this department is a challenging one, and I know she will do a terrific job in her new role.”

Founded in 1938, Truly Nolen of America is one of the largest family-owned pest control companies in the United States. It has more than 80 branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. The company also has independently owned and operated franchises in an ever-growing number of territories including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada, Puerto Rico and more than 60 countries.



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/18/truly-nolen-creates-new-position/
Sacramento CA

IPM House partners with PCI

TAP 2017 logo

LOGO: PCI

The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Experience House at Texas A&M University-Dallas is a unique training facility offering hands-on learning experiences for Texas pest management professionals (PMPs) conducting structural pest control. The experience now features TAP Pest Control Insulation.

“The facility itself and the program offerings made available to our industry through the IPM Experience House are a natural draw for us,” notes Matt Paul, marketing manager for TAP’s Lula, Ga.-based manufacturer, Pest Control Insulation (PCI).

Staffing and curriculum development for the house is being overseen by IPM specialists based at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas.

Since 2001, PCI has provided turnkey equipment packages for PMPs and wildlife professionals alike, as well as training and support. Dedicated to providing new revenue opportunities through innovative, environmentally responsible and highly valued pest control systems, PCI supports companies nationwide. PCI’s flagship product, TAP Pest Control Insulation, is a cellulose insulation that is registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and bears the Energy Star and UL Classified marks manufactured specifically for the pest and wildlife management industry.



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/18/ipm-house-partners-with-pci/
Sacramento CA

Liphatech names Elderbrook to Midwest spot

PHOTO: MATT ELDERBROOK

PHOTO: MATT ELDERBROOK

The Pest Management Division of Milwaukee, Wis.-based Liphatech has named Matthew Elderbrook as the new Midwest District sales manager. He is responsible for representing Liphatech’s full line of rodent control products and Aegis bait stations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Elderbrook has held various sales and marketing roles in the pest control industry, including territory management, where he provided training and field support for pest management firms and distributors. At Liphatech, Elderbrook will be responsible for building relationships and brand awareness with the region’s distributors and pest management companies, and increasing product sales.

“We’re happy to have Matt on our team,” says Charlie Passantino, director of the Pest Management division. “His experience and energy will allow him to immediately provide a high level of service and support for PMPs and Distributors in the Midwest.”

In his spare time, Elderbrook enjoys hiking, kayaking and traveling internationally with his wife. He is an avid Wisconsin sports fan and holds a marketing degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/18/liphatech-names-elderbrook-to-midwest-spot/
Sacramento CA

Over 7,000 rare insects stolen from Philadelphia Insectarium

PHOTO: iStock.com/Mathisa_s

Thai zebra tarantula. PHOTO: iStock.com/Mathisa_s

Insect education is something the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion takes very seriously. The museum started 25 years ago as a small display in the storefront window of Steve Kanya’s exterminating business, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Unfortunately, last month, 80 percent of the museum’s collection was reportedly stolen by a few of the museum’s employees — a $40,000 heist, according to CNN.

The list of over 7,000 rare insects includes tarantulas, millipedes, scorpions, spiders, roaches and more.

The Insectarium CEO and owner, John Cambridge, shared his shock with local news station Fox 29 and CNN. He said security cameras inside the museum caught the employee-robbers. CNN states Philadelphia police are investigating, but no arrests have been made.

In the meantime, the Insectarium has closed part of it’s exhibits and plans to reopen fully, with the majority of the collection restored, by November 3, when the museum hosts the Philadelphia Oddities Expo.

While a GoFundMe has been launched, collectors and institutions have been donating live insects to the museum.



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/18/over-7000-rare-insects-stolen-from-philadelphia-insectarium/
Sacramento CA

ABM to Help Ohio City Reduce Energy Costs

ABM to Help Ohio City Reduce Energy CostsABM has been awarded a contract with Fremont, OH, to implement energy and facility improvement projects throughout the city. The deal calls for ABM to install energy-efficient street lights and... Read more

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Kimberly-Clark Adds to Board

Kimberly-Clark Corp., parent company of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has appointed Sherilyn S. "Sheri" McCoy to the company’s board of directors. McCoy previously served as CEO of Avon... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/kimberly-clark-adds-to-board/
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Aramark Divests Healthcare Technologies Business

Aramark Divests Healthcare Technologies BusinessAramark has divested its Healthcare Technologies (HCT) business to TriMedx, LLC for US$300 million. Charlotte, NC-based HCT was acquired by Aramark in 2001 and employs more than 1,500 workers.... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/aramark-divests-healthcare-technologies-business/
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Sodexo Maintains Top Spot on Sustainability Index

Sodexo Maintains Top Spot on Sustainability IndexSodexo has been named the top-rated company on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the consumer services sector. Managed cooperatively with Sustainable Asset Management, the index evaluates the... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/sodexo-maintains-top-spot-on-sustainability-index/
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2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program Adds Entries

2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program Adds EntriesVoting continues for contenders—including several last-minute entries—in the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program at www.issa.com/vote. The program recognizes the cleaning... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/2018-issa-innovation-award-program-adds-entries/
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Modern acquires Guaranty Pest

LOGOS IMAGE: THE POTOMAC CO.

IMAGE: THE POTOMAC CO.

Brunswick, Maine-based Modern Pest Services, an Anticimex company, has acquired Guaranty Pest Elimination. The Danielson, Conn.-based firm has been providing both residential and commercial services in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and New York (residential only) since 1989. Terms were not disclosed.

“Guaranty is an important milestone in our growth,” says Modern President Scott Stevenson. “This is our third acquisition in Connecticut in 2018, which helps to further our reach and service area in an important growth market. Guaranty was an excellent fit for Modern, both in geographic territory and a culture that focuses on best-in-class client service. We are thrilled about this latest addition to the Modern family.”

Guaranty operations will be shared between Modern’s New Haven and Boston area branches.

Paul Giannamore and Ericka Andes of The Potomac Co. acted as exclusive financial advisors to Guaranty Pest Elimination.

Modern Pest Services has been protecting New England’s health and property since 1945. Modern’s more than 180 team members provide pest control solutions to more than 26,000 homes and businesses in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Vermont.

Founded in 1934 and based in Sweden, Modern’s parent company, Anticimex, operates in 16 countries and has more than 5,000 employees worldwide. In the United States, Anticimex operates through its five platform companies: Modern Pest Services, Brunswick, Maine; American Pest Management, Fulton, Md., Viking Pest Control, Bridgewater, N.J.; Turner Pest Control, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Killingsworth Environmental, Charlotte, N.C.



from Pest Management Professional http://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/19/modern-acquires-guaranty-pest/
Sacramento CA

IN MEMORIAM: Charles Clark

Charles Clark PHOTO: CLARK PEST CONTROL

PHOTO: CLARK PEST CONTROL

Charles Clark, founder of Clark Pest Control, passed away peacefully Sept. 15 at home in Lodi, Calif., surrounded by his family. He was 91.

Clark, a World War II Navy veteran, launched his pest control firm in 1950 in Stockton, Calif., the town where he was born. Beginning with one truck, he grew his business into the largest privately held pest management firm west of the Mississippi, with 23 service centers spread across California and northwest Nevada, employing more than 1,000 people.

Clark aided the establishment of key regulatory groups and associations in California. He was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve two terms as a member of the Structural Pest Control Board, in 1979 and 1982. He recently received the Harvey Logan Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC). He was active in his company until earlier this year.

In a statement, Clark Pest Control notes that “one of his proudest accomplishments was the many jobs he created, which made it possible for so many people to support not only themselves but their families.

“His vision was straightforward: Make sure that customers get exceptional service, and insist on the highest professional standards from employees. Mr. Clark was a humble man, a generous philanthropist, and he had a lifetime enthusiasm for learning new things. He was a resolute San Francisco Giants fan, an avid outdoorsman, and in later years he partnered with a couple of friends in a winemaking venture. His longevity can be attributed in part to his dedication to walking every day. And, above everything else, he was a devoted family man.”

Clark leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Shirlene; four sons, Charles III “Trey” (Kathleen), Jeffrey, Joseph (Darlene), and Terrence (Toni); and six grandchildren, Franklin, Matt, Kelli, Harper, Charlie Grace, and Katie Rose.



from Pest Management Professional http://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/19/in-memoriam-charles-clark/
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Arizona Pest earns local accolades

LOGO: ARIZONA PEST CONTROL

LOGO: ARIZONA PEST CONTROL

Tucson, Ariz.-based Arizona Pest Control has been named “Best Pest Control Company in Tucson” for 2018 in the Arizona Daily Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards. This annual award is a voluntary poll of Arizona Daily Star readers. Winners were determined by the highest number of votes in each of 340 categories. More than 375,000 votes were cast for all categories.

Arizona Pest Control has been serving Tucson and Southern Arizona since 1947.

“We are extremely humbled to have won this award from the Arizona Daily Star,” notes Owner Bruce Tennenbaum. “It proves that our dedication to great customer service is being noticed by the people of Tucson. We plan to work harder next year so we can repeat in 2019.”



from Pest Management Professional http://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/19/arizona-pest-earns-local-accolades/
Sacramento CA

BioQuip Products: InsectaVac Aspirator

InsectaVac PHOTO: BIOQUIP

PHOTO: BIOQUIP

The InsectaVac Aspirator (2809B) offers a high-powered, lightweight alternative for collecting insects and small arthropods. The design concept was provided by Ken “The Bug Man” Harmon from St. Cloud, Fla. The aspirator uses the same collection and pickup tube system as BioQuip’s other 2809 series aspirators, with an improved ergonomic powerbase. The drive unit has a permanent on-board lithium ion battery and is charged with a Micro USB cable, which is supplied with the unit. It can be plugged into a computer, phone charging block, or any other USB charging device. (A USB charging block is not included.) The motor takes a few seconds to get up to full speed after being turned on. Three collection vials and two pickup tubes — one angled and one straight — are also included. Additional collection vials, 2809V, are available separately. The InsectaVac is also available without the onboard lithium ion battery in a corded model (2809BC), which has a 64-inch USB power cord.

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from Pest Management Professional http://www.mypmp.net/2018/09/19/bioquip-products-insectavac-aspirator/
Sacramento CA